Update: men in video not suspects in burglaries

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Brown County Sheriff's Office says two men in a video released Thursday have been identified and officials confirm they are not suspects in a series of burglaries.

A detective released the surveillance video of two men approaching a home in Suamico and knocking on the door. The detective was asking the public to help identify the men.

The Sheriff's Office says one of the men in the video contacted them after the video was released to the media. The man said they were legitimately lost, on the wrong street, and knocking on the wrong door.

Investigators continue to look into a series of daytime burglaries in Brown County.

On Nov. 30, the sheriff's office held a news conference about daytime burglaries in Pittsfield, Suamico, Howard, and Hobart.

That same day, the two men approached a home in Suamico in the Hunter's Run subdivision. They rang a doorbell and knocked on the door of the home, located in the 2500 block of Huntington Way South. The homeowner answered and the men asked for someone who doesn't live at the home.

This was captured on a door surveillance camera. The homeowner handed the video footage over to investigators.

Again, authorities have confirmed that these men are not suspects.

Deputies have said the suspects in the burglaries "case" an area and wait for the victims to leave. They may knock on the door to see if anyone is home before breaking in.

The burglars have stolen money and jewelry from victims' homes.

If you have any information about the burglaries, call Crime Stoppers at 920-432-7867. Tips can be texted to 274637 with GBTIP.



 
We welcome comments and civil discussions. powered by Disqus